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S. military aircraft deploying power system, and bridges across major rivers as well as military installations and the economic resources of Belgrade’s ruling elite. ThoseAirGuardsmenparticipated “The first night into the fight the Guard A-10s destroyed almost a dozen [Serbian] tanks and the same number of artillery pieces. Americanmilitaryleaders throughout the chain of command expected that two or three days of bombing would destroy Milosevic’s determination to resist NATO and the international community.
As unconfirmed reports about hijacked aircraftandotherterroristthreatsflooded into military command centers and the civilian media, tension and fear grew. The Northeast Air Defense Sector happened to be participating in a semiannual exercise known as Vigilant Guardian, which according to ABC News, was designed to prepare for a Cold War-style Russian bomber attack. Thereforeparticipantsrequiredemphatic commands that the hijackings were not part of the exercise. Confrontedbyincompleteand often conflicting information, personnel at the Northeast Air Defense Sector and the rest of First Air Force relied on their professional skills while improvising responses to a nightmare scenario that few had predicted and no government organization, including the military, had prepared for.
S. Air Force (Ret) and special assistant to General Arnold: Senior Airmen Emery Blanchard, 151st Security Forces Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, guards the Salt Lake City International Airport. The unit was called up and stationed at the airport as part of the increased vigilance and readiness encompassed in Operation Noble Eagle, September 30, 2001. (Photographer: MSgt Mark Savage, USAF. ) Wing kept aircraft aloft on a continuous basis. Air National Guard units also contributed 111 C-130 aircraft, and more than 3,000 ANG security forces personnel supported the mission.
Air National Guard at 60: A History by Ph.D. Susan Rosenfeld, Charles J. Gross